Player Page

Michal Handzus | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/11/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Michal Handzus was back on Chicago's second line at practice on Tuesday.
He skated between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in the session. Handzus recorded just four goals and 16 points in 59 games during the regular season. If he opens the playoffs with Hossa and Sharp as his wingers then he could get a good fantasy boost. Apr 16 - 9:02 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Michal Handzus will draw back into the Hawks' lineup Sunday afternoon against the Blues.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday against the Wild. Handzus has not been a fantasy factor for quite some time so his inclusion in the Chicago lineup can largely be ignored.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 6 - 11:22 AM

Michal Handzus will be scratched Thursday night versus Minnesota.

He was limited to 8:11 of ice time in Chicago's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, but it wasn't because of an injury. Handzus has four goals and 11 assists in 56 games this season.
Apr 3 - 6:28 PM

Michal Handzus turned 37 on Tuesday.

"I feel good," he said. "I still feel my game's got to get on a higher level, for sure, but it's all mental. My body feels good." Handzus said that playing in the Olympics with Slovakia "rejuvenated" him, but it hasn't helped him on the scoresheet. He has one assist in his last five appearances and he has 12 points in 46 games on the year.
Mar 13 - 4:33 PM

Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa will return to Chicago after Slovakia was eliminated from Olympic play on Tuesday.

"It's disappointing but now we have a couple of days to regroup and come back to the Blackhawks," said Handzus. "Our tournament wasn't good. Maybe we played one good game. Other than that we had some flashes but we didn't play 60 minutes. In a tournament like this, every mistake they pay you back. We came close but it was too little too late." He assisted on both of Hossa's goals in Slovakia's 5-3 loss to the Czech Republic.
Feb 19 - 9:57 AM

Michal Handzus was back in Chicago's lineup Wednesday after he was a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

He snapped a 14-game point drought when he earned an assist on a goal by Brandon Saad in the second period of a 5-2 win versus Vancouver. "I haven't played well," Handzus said. "I have to play better. That's the biggest part for me. I didn't like my game the last two, three weeks, so I need to step up and play a lot better. Generally be better in our zone, get to the puck, win some 1-on-1 battles, distribute the puck to my wings." He has 11 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 30 - 10:54 AM

Michal Handzus received a "rest day" Tuesday night.

Minor-league call-up Brandon Pirri suited up in his place. Handzus has notched only four goals and 10 points in 37 games this season.
Jan 29 - 9:49 AM

Michal Handzus will suit up for Team Slovakia at the Winter Olympics.

He will join Blackhawks teammate Marian Hossa in Russia. Handzus has 10 points in 28 games this campaign.
Jan 7 - 10:31 AM

Michal Handzus recorded a goal and a helper in Chicago's 7-2 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

He has been limited to 17 games this season because of injuries and he has seven points during that span. Handzus was credited with the game winner against the Flyers.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Michal Handzus (illness) is healthy enough to play Friday.

Handzus was sidelined for two games. He has a goal and four points in 13 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Michal Handzus (illness) remained behind Wednesday afternoon while his teammates left for Minnesota.

He isn't projected to play on Thursday night versus the Wild. Handzus missed Tuesday's game against Dallas as well due to an illness.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Michal Handzus is doubtful for Tuesday's game due to an illness.

Handzus has a goal and three assists in 13 games this season. He has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Michal Handzus began Monday's game at left wing on a line with Patrick Kane and center Brandon Pirri.

He made his return to the lineup from an upper-body injury against Edmonton and he logged nearly 13 minutes of ice time.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Michal Handzus will return from an upper-body injury Monday against Edmonton.

He has been sidelined since Oct. 24 and has three points in nine games this season.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Michal Handzus (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Handzus was actually activated prior to Saturday's game, but he didn't participate in the contest. That was likely to give him more time to get back into game shape as he's been limited to nine games this season.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Andrew Shaw
3Michal Handzus
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
6Peter Regin
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Brandon Bollig
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Nick Leddy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Rozsival
7Sheldon Brookbank
8David Rundblad
G1Corey Crawford
2Nikolai Khabibulin
3Antti Raanta
4Mac Carruth